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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 3)
May 1880

Page one opened with information, including statistics, from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs about Carlisle and other schools as reported by Indian agents. Page two contains more arguments for, and accounts of support for, educating Indian youth. The article "Our Dining...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Red Cloud (pose #1), 1883

Studio portrait of Red Cloud, a Sioux chief. 

Student newspapers reported that Red Cloud visited the school in January of 1883. This photo was probably taken during that visit. 

The Cumberland County historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-057Bc and CS-CH-026.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Red Cloud (pose #2), 1883

Studio portrait of visiting chief Red Cloud. This image is dated to January 1883, which coincides with a visit to the school as reported in the school paper. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Red Cloud with Agent Townsend and a male student [version 1], 1883

Studio portrait of Red Cloud, a Sioux chief, with Special Agent Townsend and an unidentified male student. 

The school newspapers reported a visit to the school by Red Cloud and Agent Townsend in January 1883. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Red Cloud with Agent Townsend and a male student [version 2], 1883

Studio portrait of Red Cloud, a Sioux chief, with Special Agent Townsend and an unidentified male student. 

The school newspapers reported a visit to the school by Red Cloud and Agent Townsend in January 1883. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Roger (Cloud Shield) Student Information Card

Student information card of Roger (Cloud Shield), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Note: In a version at Yale of the photograph of the first male students, Richard Henry Pratt identifies one of them as Harrison Cloud...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Impact of Sending Sick Students Home from Hampton on Recruitment for Carlisle
September 11, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edwin J. Brooks regarding sick students discharged from the Hampton Institute. Pratt insists that too many boys were sent home, against his and the doctor's advice, and asserts that Spotted Tail and Red Cloud will be less...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on First Two Parties of Students Brought to the Carlisle Indian School
November 13, 1879

Captain Richard Henry Pratt writes to Ezra H. Hayt, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, regarding the first group of Sioux, Ponca, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Wichita, Seminole, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe children and young adults brought to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt offers a detailed description...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Intention to Discharge Charles Tackett
June 2, 1880 - June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt encloses a copy of a letter from B. F. Beveridge to Charles Tackett about how to ensure that the Indian chiefs while visiting Washington D.C. stay at the Washington House (Beveridge's establishment). In his cover letter, Pratt informs the Commissioner that he intends to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requests Authority to Send James Home
September 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to send James, a member of the Sioux Nation, back to his home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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